Cards lose challenge as safe call at first stands

Cards lose challenge as safe call at first stands

PHOENIX -- The Cardinals lost their challenge in the second inning of Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the D-backs at Chase Field.

Manager Mike Matheny initiated a review of a bang-bang play at first base between Arizona runner Cliff Pennington and starter Lance Lynn, who was covering the base. Lynn took a throw from first baseman Matt Adams, who snared Pennington's grounder on a backhanded play.

First-base umpire Jordan Baker called Pennington safe, and after a review, the play was ruled as stands. Matheny is now 12-19 when initiating challenges this season. The call did not hurt the Cardinals in the inning, as Lynn retired the next two batters he faced to end the frame.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.